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UK Government approval for Whole Disk Encryption system

PGP (GB) : 17 December, 2008  (New Product)
PGP's Whole Disk Encryption gains Government approval for use in public sector applications within the UK
PGP Corporation has announced that PGP Whole Disk Encryption has been formally approved by the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (CESG) as suitable for use by Her Majesty's Government (HMG) in the UK, as well as other appropriate organisations. The approval underlines PGP Corporation's ongoing commitment to provide high-grade encryption software that offers protection against the loss of corporate data and personal information, thus enabling organisations to conduct business in a secure fashion without disrupting user productivity.

With high-profile data loss incidents plaguing organisations worldwide, the safeguarding of corporate data and personal information has never been more important. In the UK alone, the Government's handling of sensitive information has led to increased demand for technologies such as encryption to be implemented more widely within the public sector. In a recent speech at the RSA Europe conference, the Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, highlighted over 176 examples of serious data breaches within the UK public sector.

PGP Corporation has been working closely with the CESG to gain approval for the use of PGP software within UK Government organisations. The CESG manages and formalises the usage of cryptographic products within HMG and the UK public sector with its CESG Assisted Products Service (CAPS) - an approval scheme that is specific to the UK Government market. For any product to achieve CAPS approval and be advertised as suitable for purchase by HMG, it must be verified by the CESG to meet exacting security standards.

Now CAPS approved, PGP Whole Disk Encryption provides comprehensive, full disk encryption, enabling quick, cost-effective protection for data on desktops and laptops. The encrypted data is transparently safeguarded from unauthorised access, providing strong security for intellectual property, personal information, customer and partner data, and corporate brand equity. Existing PGP customers can benefit from the same high-grade encryption software that has been approved by the CESG for its CAPS Baseline certification, through the insertion of CESG supplied key material. This differentiates the PGP solution from other offerings, which require the purchase of a separate product.

"Breaches have a significant and detrimental impact on public confidence, hence protecting corporate data and personal information has never been more important," said Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO, PGP Corporation. "CAPS approval gives assurance to government and public sector users that the PGP products have been tested to the highest possible standard."

Government approvals and validations - such as CAPS and FIPS 140-2 - provide global companies with a high level of assurance that the PGP products adhere to rigorous encryption and compliance standards with international security organisations. PGP Universal Server and PGP Universal Gateway Email recently completed the thorough Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2) certification; as well PGP Whole Disk Encryption which is currently undergoing Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+) certification. Level 4 is the highest level possible that is mutually recognised by all countries participating in the Common Criteria certification; the plus denotes augmentation of ALC_FLR.1 Flaw Remediation. There are currently 25 countries involved in the Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CCRA), including the United States and Canadian governments, and the EU.
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